EVENTS
GO SEE: CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FEATURING PROTOMARYTR, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MATTHEW DEAR

GO SEE: CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FEATURING PROTOMARYTR, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MATTHEW DEAR

October means that CMJ is here again! CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest nightclubs and theaters. CMJ also presents over 100 informative conference...
GO SEE: BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

GO SEE: BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

Femininity gives way to shock when the true nature of Cristin Richard’s delicate dresses is revealed to an audience; a shock similar (though opposite in sequence) to what a plastic surgery patient may experience post-op upon the first view of their reflection, anxious to reveal their newfound Beauty. The concept of Richard’s upcoming show, Beneath...
DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

In an effort to further promote the amazing talents that are helping to revitalize Detroit, “Detroit Built,” is a pop up shop in a shop, downstairs at Michele Varian in SoHo, NYC that will feature product designed and manufactured in Detroit happening over four weeks in the fall. PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be involved to...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

Detroit Design Festival is happening once again this year on September 23rd-28th in Detroit, Michigan. We are proud to be partnering with DDF to further extend their mission “to connect creatives with one another, introduce them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences.” #DDF2014 #designliveshere...
#NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN BRINGS NEW YORKERS TO THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

#NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN BRINGS NEW YORKERS TO THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

Have you ever wanted to explore Detroit? Meet cool new people? Check out what’s really happening in the Motor City? Here’s your chance! The #NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN returns again! PLAYGROUND DETROIT  is offering a round-trip to Detroit from New York City with accommodation included to attend the Detroit Design Festival! This long weekend will be full of...
MOTOR CITY MACHINE IS BUILDING A GIANT RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE & WANTS YOUR HELP

MOTOR CITY MACHINE IS BUILDING A GIANT RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE & WANTS YOUR HELP

Motor City Machine is building a series of simple, but hilarious, machines, collisions, and reactions that set one another off—built in sections by teams from all over Detroit this summer for the first time. Every Detroiter is invited to partipicant- Faith groups, youth, artists, non-profits, businesses, are invited to partcipant to form teams and build...
LISTEN UP: DULCINEA DETWAH RETURNS TO HER HOMETOWN FROM NYC TO PERFORM AT SIDEWALK FESTIVAL

LISTEN UP: DULCINEA DETWAH RETURNS TO HER HOMETOWN FROM NYC TO PERFORM AT SIDEWALK FESTIVAL

Dulcinea Detwah, an emcee and electronic music producer originally from Detroit, currently resides in Brooklyn. In 2011, she released her first EP Cool Kid, influenced by Detroit techno and has continued to create music with collaborations and live performances. Dulcinea Detwah returns to her hometown to perform at the Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts on August 2nd, 2014, alongside a stellar local line-up...
CHURCH: REVIVAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FOR NEW COLLABORATION FROM PASSALACQUA & SYBLYNG

CHURCH: REVIVAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FOR NEW COLLABORATION FROM PASSALACQUA & SYBLYNG

After more than two years of work, Detroit hip-hop duo Passalacqua and electro-rock duo SYBLYNG (Seth and Jax Anderson of Flint Eastwood) are releasing their collaborative album, entitled “CHURCH.” CHURCH: REVIVAL is the album release show, which will highlight their independent and collaborative work, as well as a collection of other prominent local and national musicians who influence...
GO SEE: EMERGING SPACES GROUP ART SHOW FROM NEUE HAUS DETROIT

GO SEE: EMERGING SPACES GROUP ART SHOW FROM NEUE HAUS DETROIT

Neue Haus Detroit is celebrating its third iteration of exhibitions featuring artists, musicians and specialty food makers on Saturday July 19th at 7pm. Emerging Spaces “reflects a relationship between humans and technology, nature’s decay, and the behavioral patterns of the everyday experiences.” Featured artists include Bailey Scieszka,Paula Schubatis,Dessislava Terzieva,Maggie Piellusch, Caroline Caswell,Cassie McQuater.Mike Dias, Lindsay Farris, Hannah Chalew, Alexander Weyer, Eleni Zaharopoulos, Ellen...
GO SEE: DE LA TIERRA GROUP ART SHOW PAIRING UPCOMING ARTISTS FOR COLLABORATION IN EASTERN MARKET POP-UP SPACE

GO SEE: DE LA TIERRA GROUP ART SHOW PAIRING UPCOMING ARTISTS FOR COLLABORATION IN EASTERN MARKET POP-UP SPACE

De La Tierra is a collaborative art show happening in Eastern Market, Detroit, Michigan on June 21, 2014, co-curated by Salam Rida and Allison Vince. The theme of the show stems from its title, which in Spanish means from the Earth. Two artists are paired to come together and organically create a singular piece based off the symbiotic relationship while also...
PARTY ON: BORN & RAISED DETROIT FOUNDATION HOLDS NYC BENEFIT TO SHOW LOVE FOR THE CITY

PARTY ON: BORN & RAISED DETROIT FOUNDATION HOLDS NYC BENEFIT TO SHOW LOVE FOR THE CITY

On Saturday April 5th, The Born & Raised Detroit Foundation is throwing a benefit to “Show Your Love For Detroit” at The Bowery Hotel in Manhattan. The evening is sponsored by Shinola and will include an open bar and a silent auction. The Born & Raised Detroit Foundation supports initiatives that contribute to building a stronger community...
GO SEE: THE PLEASURE OF SOUND DOCUMENTARY MOVIE PREMIERE AT THE WYTHE HOTEL IN BROOKLYN

GO SEE: THE PLEASURE OF SOUND DOCUMENTARY MOVIE PREMIERE AT THE WYTHE HOTEL IN BROOKLYN

The Pleasure of Sound is an independent film WDET produced in partnership with Ghostly International and The Work. The film captures two days with Jad Abumrad & Matthew Dear as they make music and explore the creativity that fuels their work.    The film is premiering tonight at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one screening at 7 p.m. and...